Monthly Archives: December 2016

AMD Radeon Instinct With Zen Naples

Trends in Server Compute 2017 – AMD Opportunities

We take a look at AMD opportunities in the server compute space for 2017 and what Zen / Naples as well as Radeon Instinct / ROCm may mean for the market
Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Pads

Trends in Server Compute 2017 – Qualcomm Centriq 2400

As part of our Trends in Server Compute 2017 series we look at the Qualcomm ARM entry, the Centriq 2400 to discuss its prospects in the new year
NVIDIA Xavier SoC

Trends in Server Compute 2017 – NVIDIA

Perhaps the company with the most momentum from 2016, NVIDIA is poised to have a huge 2017 given its strength in AI/ machine learning/ deep learning
Cavium ThunderX 48 Core Chip Close Up 800

Trends in Server Compute 2017 – Cavium and ThunderX2

Building on momentum from the 2016 ThunderX launch we highlight the exciting prospects of the ARM-based Cavium ThunderX2 in 2017
Intel Data Center New Section 1.06 PUE Hot Aisle in Progress

Trends in Server Compute for 2017

We cover some of the most exciting trends we are seeing in server compute for 2017 and have analysis for several vendors' upcoming opportunities

Trends in Storage for 2017

We jot down a few notes on storage trends we expect to see in 2017. Intel Optane, NVMe, SATA SSDs, hard drives and scale-out/ hyper-converged headline
Google Analytics SPAM A New Face Language On Dashboard

Google Analytics Spam – Getting more sophisticated with language

We follow-up on our story earlier this year about referral spam with a new form of advertising to webmasters, Google Analytics Language spam
Intel Supermicro Xeon Phi X200 Dev Station FreeBSD Title

Intel Xeon Phi x200 Series (Knights Landing) and FreeBSD

We take the Intel - Supermicro Xeon Phi x200 series (Knights Landing) developer workstation through booting FreeBSD distributions to check compatibility
How To Create A VM Template In Proxmox VE

Creating a Proxmox VE VM Template to Speed Virtual Machine Deployment

We show how to create a Proxmox VE virtual machine template that one can use to greatly speed VM deployment across a Proxmox VE hyper-converged cluster
FreeNAS Disk Shelf Rear Simulating 100GB SLC SSD Failure

Building New DemoEval Lab Storage with FreeNAS

We show off a new lab storage built using FreeNAS to manage our ZFS storage platform. Check it out for ideas for your own build.

Latest Reviews

ASRock Rack C3758D4U 2TP2OP8R At SC17

ASRock Rack shows off Intel Atom C3000 at SC17

Among the multi-GPU HPC servers and multi-node high-density servers, ASRock Rack also had Intel Atom C3000 series "Denverton" based motherboards at SC17
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Top And Bottom

Dual Processor Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Linux Benchmarks and Review

Our Linux benchmarks and review of dual Intel Xeon Silver 4110 processors and comparison to the 4108, 4114 and AMD EPYC offerings
Supermicro X11DPi N Feature

Supermicro X11DPi-N E-ATX Motherboard Review

We review the Supermicro X11DPi-N motherboard that packs a ton of functionality into a compact E-ATX form factor for easy customization